DOTHAN - Wiregrass area law enforcement agencies will have a chance to participate in a free training and certification course Aug 3-6 on Troy University's Dothan Campus.
Troy University Police Department, in cooperation with the Dothan Police Department, Dothan Fire and Rescue, and the Houston County Sheriff's Office will provide a clandestine laboratory certification program at no cost to Wiregrass law enforcement agencies.
"The week-long program meets the OSHA standards and allows officers to identify the type of laboratory, assess the state of the lab and operate safely within a clandestine lab," said Jim Smith, public safety coordinator for the Dothan Campus and an adjunct faculty member of the Criminal Justice department.Read More
Confucius Classroom to be established at Charles Henderson Middle School
TROY CAMPUS: Monday, August 3, 11 a.m./Bibb Graves Hall: The Confucius Institute at Troy University will formalize a Confucius Classroom agreement in a brief ceremony in the CIT Exhibition Hall on the lower level of Bibb Graves Hall.
This agreement will establish Charles Henderson Middle School as the first Confucius Classroom in Pike County.Read More
TROY - Troy University alumnus and two-time Super Bowl champion Lawrence Tynes encouraged graduates on the Troy Campus on Friday to challenge themselves and not be afraid of failure.
Tynes, who played professionally for 13 years including nine in the NFL, delivered the keynote address at Friday's summer commencement ceremony inside Trojan Arena on the Troy Campus. Nearly 350 students representing 25 states and six nations received degrees.
"Don't be afraid to fail. It is often in times of failure that you learn the most," Tynes said. "Challenge yourself and don't be afraid to step outside the box. Take advantage of every opportunity. Opportunities are not lost because someone else will always take them."Read More
TROY - Troy University Public Radio continues to receive recognition for its local programming – the latest coming in the form of a national Mark of Excellence award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Students Katy Ganaway, David Caddell and Winn Carroll received the award in the Radio News Reporting category for the segment "You Should Know: Bus Boycott Pioneer Mary Smith."
Mark of Excellence awards recognize collegiate work published or broadcast during 2014. The awards honor the best in student journalism, and each of the winners and finalists were previously recognized by receiving first-place in one of the Society's 12 regional competitions.Read More
Former Trojan, NFL standout to speak at summer commencement on July 24
TROY – Former pro football player and Trojan standout Lawrence Tynes will provide the keynote address at Troy University's summer commencement exercises, scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24 in Trojan Arena.
Inducted in the TROY Sports Hall of Fame in 2013, Tynes, who was team captain for of the Troy Trojans football team in 1999 and 2000, was placekicker for six seasons with the New York Giants, and holds the distinction as the only National Football League kicker in history with two playoff game-winning field goals in overtime to put the Giants into the Super Bowl. He has been a member of two Giants Super Bowl-winning teams.Read More
Troy University's Small Business Development Center will offer a series of workshops for small business owners at the Alabama Aviation Center in Ozark beginning on July 27.
The workshops, also sponsored by the Ozark Chamber of Commerce, will each be held in room 219 of the Aviation Technical Training Center, located at 3405 S. U.S. 231.
The social media workshop "How to Use Your Facebook Business Page" will kick off the series on July 27 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Small Business Marketing and Social Media Consultant Betsy Baker will address topics such as how Facebook ties into overall online marketing strategy; what, when and how often to post; how to get the most exposure for your page; how to get the most engagement for your page; scheduling posts on Facebook to save you time; and, how you can benefit from Facebook groups. Participants are asked to have a Facebook Page created before this class.Read More
TROY - Former pro football player and Trojan standout Lawrence Tynes will provide the keynote address at the University's summer commencement exercises, scheduled for 10 a.m. on July 24 in Trojan Arena.
Some 350 students representing 25 states and six nations outside the United States are expected to participate in the exercises. Tickets are not required for attendance. The ceremony will also be streamed live at www.troy.edu/live.
Inducted in the TROY Sports Hall of Fame in 2013, Tynes, who was team captain for of the Troy Trojans football team in 1999 and 2000, was place kicker for six seasons with the New York Giants, and holds the distinction as the only National Football League kicker in history with two playoff game-winning field goals in overtime to put the Giants into the Super Bowl Championship game. He has been a member of two Giants Super Bowl-winning teams.Read More
MONTGOMERY - An exhibit featuring the artwork of renowned folk artist Mose T and others will be on display at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum through Aug. 14.
The exhibit, "Mose T and Friends: Artistic Reflections of Civil Rights," opened this week in the Museum's exhibit hall. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
In addition to Mose T, the exhibit will feature the artwork of several other folk artists such as Bernice Sims and Edwin Jeffery, Jr.Read More
TROY - Shari Carrothers-Ziebell, enrollment coordinator at Troy University's Clarksville, Tenn. site, has won the University's Vergil Parks McKinley Award.
Carrothers-Ziebell, who has been employed by the University since 2009, received the award from Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, during a ceremony on Wednesday in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. She was nominated by Kathleen Akers, area coordinator for Clarksville.
The McKinley Award is the highest honor that Troy University gives to a non-faculty staff member. It is presented quarterly to an employee who has demonstrated outstanding attitude, innovation and work ethic. The award was established by the late John McKinley, former Texaco CEO, in honor of his father, Vergil Parks McKinley, who was a Troy University professor during the early 20th century and was key to the development of the University's athletic program. Winners of this award receive an engraved clock and a $1,000 stipend.Read More
TROY - Troy University will host Summer Send-off Parties in locations in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle to welcome new students to the Trojan Nation.
Freshmen and incoming students will meet future classmates and learn more about TROY during the events, which are also open to parents, prospective students, alumni and other friends of TROY.
"Summer Send-Offs are our way of celebrating the new class of TROY Trojans by recognizing them in their home areas with their families and friends," said Tiffany Schmidt, director of enrollment services. "We also invite high school guidance counselors and prospective students to join us at our send-offs. By prospective students attending, they are able to learn more about the opportunities for them at TROY."Read More
PHENIX CITY - Troy University officials and representatives from Phenix City celebrated the "realization of a grand vision" on Friday, officially dedicating the University's new Riverfront Campus along the banks of the Chattahoochee River.
The 48,000-square foot, four-story, $11.5 million building will house the Phenix City Campus' business, nursing and social work programs and will include three centers for excellence - the Center for Water Resource Economics, the Center for Risk Management Insurance and the Small Business Accelerator. The building will also serve as the center of the Phenix City Campus' community outreach program and will be available for community-hosted events.
"We are excited about what this new facility means for this community and for Troy University," said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. "This building will serve as the core of what will ultimately be a larger facility that will house all of our programs in Phenix City. As Thoreau said, 'It's not what you are looking at, but what you see.' This is the realization of a grand vision that began more than a decade ago, and it is only through strong partnerships and community support that we stand here today."Read More
PHENIX CITY: Friday, July 10, 3 p.m. EDT: Troy University officials will formally dedicate the University's Riverfront Campus at the building located at 1510 Third Avenue, near the 14th Street bridge in downtown Phenix City...
PHENIX CITY: Saturday, July 11, 9:30 a.m. EDT: The University's Board of Trustees will meet in Room 413 of the Phenix City Riverfront Campus at 9:30 a.m...Read More
MONTGOMERY - Members of the Troy University family are mourning the death of a faculty member at the University's Montgomery Campus.
Dr. Cozetta D. Shannon, assistant professor and program coordinator in the Division of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreter Training on the Montgomery Campus, died on Friday in Dallas, Texas. She was 35.
Dr. Shannon was returning from Beijing, China, where she had been one of 12 scholars to take part in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' first-ever China Studies Institute.Read More